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Thread: The internet

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    The internet

    There is a new book out about the internet and how it is ****ing up our brains.

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    I think the internet and other modern communication devices are making us lose much of our own reasoning abilities.

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    Re: The internet

    me still smart since yousing teh interwebz
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: The internet

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    me still smart since yousing teh interwebz
    Who? Who? Me2

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    Re: The internet

    If we didnt have the internet to vent all of our asshole-ish snobbery all over other people's asshole-ish snobbery we'd all probably go insane.

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    Re: The internet

    I came up with a long and well thought out reply but since, thanks to the internet, I have the attention span of a fruitfly, it turned into song lyrics.

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    Re: The internet

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I came up with a long and well thought out reply but since, thanks to the internet, I have the attention span of a fruitfly, it turned into song lyrics.
    You're destroying America!!

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    Re: The internet

    The HAL 9000 computer was born, or “made operational,” as HAL himself humbly put it, on January 12, 1992, in a mythical computer plant in Urbana, Illinois. I was born almost exactly thirty-three years earlier, in January of 1959, in another midwestern city, Cincinnati, Ohio. My life, like the lives of most Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, has unfolded like a two-act play. It opened with Analogue Youth and then, after a quick but thorough shuffling of the props, it entered Digital Adulthood
    End thread. Internet scares old people, as does anything new.

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    Re: The internet

    The word I might choose wouldn't be "cause" so much as "reveal". The internet reveals much of our animus by stripping away some of the social conventions inhibiting such when face to face. I also see it as a vector for spreading hate, as memes are passed from one to another that would also be inhibited to some degree otherwise.

    The internet is our tower of babble.
    "you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos

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    Re: The internet

    I dont think its making people lose their reasoning abilities, if anything it encourages people to seek information for themselves instead of relying on older methods of communication.
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    Re: The internet

    Even the libraries are being destroyed by the internet or should I say the overuse of the internet? The last time I went to a library no one was reading or looking for a book. Books, wtf are books?

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